A teaching and leadership framework, Literacy First helps districts create a three-year strategy to boost student and teacher success in reading and writing. The Common Core-aligned program can be used to set benchmarks and measure achievement. The program includes school site visits from Literacy First experts, professional development, coaching, and curriculum materials.
This Common Core K5 writing program fuses best practices in writing pedagogy into a comprehensive program that gives teachers and students everything they need to develop a curriculum. WriteSteps includes daily lesson plans, demonstration videos, writing samples, and Common Core rubrics.
The Essential Guides to Writing is for grades 2 through 5. It’s designed to teach students to write with confidence and read with purpose. The program includes writing activities, detailed lesson plans with clear objectives, and foundational language arts lessons in all genres (narrative, expository, opinion, persuasive). Teacher guides and student writing samples are also included.
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The longer these students stay in special language programs, the further they fall behind in other subjects. In several states, their graduation rates are at less than 60 percent, and as low as 29 percent in Nevada, according to federal data.